African White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

Size: Up to 94 cm long, wingspan up to 218 cm
Habitat: Woodland and savanna
Feeding: Carcasses of large animals

The African White-backed Vulture is a large scavanger.

Its plummage is mostly brown and it has black skin on its head and neck. Its back is white as the name implies. It has dark eyes, a large dark beak and a pale crown and neck.

The photo was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya, before he was chased away from the hyena carcass by a flock of Lappet-faced Vultures.








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